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Conservation Programs and Agricultural Policy The New Landscape. Bradley D. Lubben Extension Agricultural Economist Kansas State University. Policy and ag econ information from K-State – www.agmanager.info USDA program information – www.usda.gov. Evolution of Conservation Programs.

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Conservation programs and agricultural policy the new landscape

Conservation Programs and Agricultural PolicyThe New Landscape

Bradley D. Lubben

Extension Agricultural Economist

Kansas State University

Policy and ag econ information from K-State – www.agmanager.info

USDA program information – www.usda.gov


Evolution of conservation programs

Evolution of Conservation Programs

  • From public support for agriculture…

    • Focus on farm income support

    • Conservation benefits as a side-effect


Evolution of conservation programs1

Evolution of Conservation Programs

  • To public support for the environment

    • Focus on specific environmental/social goals

    • Debate over incentives versus regulations


Conservation programs

Conservation Programs

  • Conservation Reserve Program

  • Wetlands Reserve Program

  • Environmental Quality Incentives Program

  • Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program

  • Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program

  • Forest Land Enhancement Program

  • Grassland Reserve Program

  • Conservation Security Program

  • Other Programs


Conservation reserve program crp

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)

  • Enrollment cap increased from 36.4 to 39.2 million acres

    • Regular and continuous enrollment


Wetlands reserve program wrp

Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP)

  • Enrollment cap increased from 1.075 to 2.275 million acres


Environmental quality incentives program eqip

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

  • Funding increased from $200 million per year to $1.3 billion per year by 2007


Farm and ranch lands protection program frpp

Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP)

  • Funding increased from $50 million for 1996-2002 to $597 million for 2002 through 2007


Wildlife habitat incentives program whip

Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP)

  • Funding increased from $50 million for 1996-2002 to $85 million per year by 2005


Forest land enhancement program flep

Forest Land Enhancement Program (FLEP)

  • Replaces FIP and SIP with funding of $100 million through 2007


Grasslands reserve program grp

Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP)

  • Enrollment of up to 2 million acres of working grasslands


Conservation security program csp

Conservation Security Program (CSP)

  • Payments to producers for wide range of conservation practices

    • Spending and enrollment not limited by legislation


Conservation security program practices

nutrient management

integrated pest management

water conservation

grazing, pasture, range management

soil conservation, residue management

invasive species management

fish & wildlife habitat & management

air quality management

energy conservation measures

biological resource conservation & regeneration

contour farming

strip and cover cropping

controlled rotational grazing

resource conserving crop rotation

conversion of portion of cropland from soil depleting to soil conserving use

partial field conservation practices

native grass & prairie protection

any other practices the Secretary determines appropriate and comparable to the other practices

Conservation Security ProgramPractices


Conservation security program funding projections

Conservation Security ProgramFunding Projections

  • 2002 Farm Bill

    • Spending estimated at $2 billion through 2011

  • 2003 Budget Resolution

    • Spending re-estimated at $6.9 billion through 2012

  • 2003 Ag Appropriations and Ag Aid

    • Spending limited to $3.8 billion through 2012

  • 2004 Ag Appropriations (if passed)

    • Spending limit removed, returning to $6.9 billion estimate through 2013

    • Spending in FY2004 limited to $41 million


Conservation programs summary

Conservation Programs Summary

  • Substantial expansion of most existing programs

    • CRP and WRP enrollment caps increased

    • EQIP, FRPP, and WHIP funding increased

    • FIP and SIP consolidated into FLEP

  • Promise of significant new programs

    • GRP implemented in FY 2003

    • CSP still on the way


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